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form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed analysis
harsh criticism or disapproval animadversion , censure
statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation answer , reply , response
criticism, literary or entertainment appraisal , critique
strong criticism attack
intense adverse criticism attack , blast , fire , flack , flak
give unfair criticism bad-mouth
criticism, of harsh blistering , caustic , scathing , vitriolic
blunt criticism brickbat
criticism, blunt brickbat , broadside
persistent petty and unjustified criticism carping , faultfinding
petty criticism carping , nitpicking
criticism, trivial cavil
conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936) Chesterton , G. K. Chesterton , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material comment , commentary
philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning deconstruction , deconstructionism
excessive sensitivity to criticism defensiveness
criticism, abusive denunciation , execration , hatchet job , obloquy , vituperation
abusive criticism diatribe
criticism, malicious diatribe
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